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1 ©1 KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS ASSESSMENT EXERCISE Groom Elite ™ HORSEMEN’S EDUCATION PROGRAM GROOM CERTIFICATION SCHOOL

2 ©2 Hoosier Park September 21, 2009 Name: _______________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Home Town (for news release if different): _____________________________________________________________________ HealthFeedingBehaviorTackingBandagingSkills Total Written Total Grand Total

3 ©3 Body (Outside) Parts Draw a line from the name to the part. 1. Croup 2. Jaw 3. Point of Shoulder 4. Point of Buttocks 5. Withers 6. Heart girth

4 ©4 Body (Outside) Parts Draw a line from the name to the part. 1. Poll 2. Back 3. Flank 4. Knee 5. Hock 6. Shoulder

5 ©5 Body (Outside) Parts Draw a line from the name to the part. 1. Muzzle 2. Elbow 3. Stifle 4. Fetlock 5. Pastern 6. Hoof

6 ©6 Front Leg Alignment (Front View) Circle the most correct set of front legs.

7 ©7 Rear Leg Alignment (Rear View) Circle the most correct set of rear legs.

8 ©8 Front Leg Alignment (Side View) Circle the INCORRECT leg which is OVER at the knee.

9 ©9 Hay Circle the best hay. Is young, has small stems, many leaves, a sweet smell and is green in color. Is old with large stems, few leaves a musty smell and is brown in color. Hay #1 Hay # 2

10 ©10 Feeding Management (Eating) This horse eats slowly, dribbles feed, and holds his head sideways as he chews. Circle this horse’s MOST likely problem. 1.Dislikes his feed 2.Has teeth problems 3.Is a sloppy eater 4.Dislikes his tub 5.Dislikes where his tub is hung

11 ©11 Ash Grey 3-Striped Black Hay Circle the minimum number of Blister Beetles a horse might eat in hay that could kill that horse

12 ©12 Inside Body Part Circle the name of this part or draw a line from the part to its correct name. 1.Cecum 2.Heart 3.Lungs 4.Skull 5.Stomach

13 ©13 Skeletal Part Circle the name of this part or draw a line from the part to its correct name. 1.Cecum 2.Heart 3.Lungs 4.Skull 5.Stomach

14 ©14 Inside Body Part Circle the name of this part or draw a line from the part to its correct name. 1.Cecum 2.Heart 3.Lungs 4.Skull 5.Stomach

15 ©15 Inside Body Part Circle the name of this part or draw a line from the part to its correct name. 1.Cecum 2.Heart 3.Lungs 4.Skull 5.Stomach

16 ©16 Inside Body Part Circle the name of this part or draw a line from the part to its correct name. 1.Cecum 2.Heart 3.Lungs 4.Skull 5.Stomach

17 ©17 Feeding Management (Eating) How much ADDITIONAL salt can a working horse lose in sweat on a hot, humid day? Circle the answer ounces 3.8 ounces (1/2 lb) 4.16 ounces (1 lb)

18 ©18 Feeding Management (Sweat) Circle the one item which causes a horse’s sweat to be white. 1. Calcium 2. Phosphorus 3. Salt 4. Dandruff

19 ©19 Feeding Management (Founder or Laminitis) Circle the horse which appears to have foundered.

20 ©20 Feeding Management (Cecum) Put an X where you listen for gut sounds of the cecum.

21 ©21 Teeth Draw a line from the name of the tooth to the location of the tooth. 1.Incisor 2.Wolf 3.Molar 4.Canine

22 ©22 Foot / Leg Problems This horse has broken skin on the back of the pastern and side of its fetlock which scabs over. Circle the problem. 1. Girth Itch 2. “Scratches” 3. Run Down 4. Bruised Heels

23 ©23 Foot / Leg Problems 1. Girth Itch 2. “Scratches” 3. Run Down 4. Bruised Heels This horse has rubbed raw patches on the back of both rear ankles. Circle the problem. TimHawcroft BVScMACVSc

24 ©24 Foot Problems This horse’s foot is sore to the touch in the darkened area near the toe. Circle the problem. 1.Quarter crack 2.Fractured splint 3.Bowed tendon 4.Bruised sole

25 ©25 Foot Problems This hoof has a split running from the ground toward the coronary band. Circle the name for this problem. 1.Quarter crack 2.Fractured splint 3.Bowed tendon 4.Bruised sole

26 ©26 Front Leg Bones Draw a line from the name of the leg bone(s) to the arrow pointing to that bone or bones. 1.Knee (carpal bones) 2.Long Pastern 3.Cannon 4.Navicular

27 ©27 Front Leg Bones Draw a line from the name of the leg bone to the arrow pointing to that bone. 1.Short Pastern 2.Splint 3.Sesamoids 4.Coffin

28 ©28 Front Leg Problem Circle the name of the problem. 1. Quarter Crack 2. Bowed Tendon 3. Fractured Splint 4. Bruised Sole

29 ©29 Front Leg Injury Circle the leg that is injured. RIGHT FRONT 1. Is swollen 2. Feels warm 3. Shows pain LEFT FRONT 1. No swelling 2. Feels cool 3. No pain

30 ©30 Front Leg Problems Circle the problem. 1. Quarter Crack 2. Bowed Tendon 3. Fractured Splint 4. Bruised Sole Mandy Lorraine

31 ©31 Front Leg Problems From the list below circle FOUR things that may cause a bowed tendon in a horse. 1.Rinsing front legs with ice cold water 2. Groom brushing tendons too hard 3.Leg wraps too tight 4.Poor shoeing - long toes 5.Uneven track surface 6.Fatigued (tired) horse usyd

32 ©32 Grooming Skin Problems Circle the MAIN cause of girth itch. 1. Dirt from the track getting into the hair 2. Mosquito bites 3. Fungus on the skin 4. Stable fly bites

33 ©33 Grooming Circle FOUR reasons why grooming is important. 1. Groom can find sore spots on horse 2. Improves hair coat health and shine 3. Builds trust between groom and horse 4. Gives groom something to do before lunch 5. Helps relieve horse muscle soreness

34 ©34 Grooming Hair Loss Circle TWO main causes of this hair loss problem. 1. Grooms brushing too hard 2. Mange mites in the skin 3. Fungus on the skin 4. Stable fly bites 5. Mosquito bites

35 ©35 If both types of fire extinguishers are available, circle the one you would use for a hay fire. Barn Safety RED SILVER

36 ©36 Bandaging Types Draw a line from the name of the bandage to the picture of that bandage. 1. Polo 2. Standing 3. Figure 8 4. Rundown

37 ©37 Housing Ventilation Below are two barns and their ventilation (air flow) patterns. Circle the barn that would be the healthiest for horses.

38 ©38 Housing Circle the three things which should be removed daily from the stall. 1. Bedding containing manure and urine 2. Heat 3. Moisture from horse’s body and the stall 4. Smell of the horse’s body

39 ©39 Horse #1Horse #2 fearfulnot fearful hates runningwants to run anxious and tenseconfident sour attitudefresh attitude Behavior Attitude Circle the horse below which is more likely to be a money making racehorse throughout his career.

40 ©40 Housing Horse Health Circle the horse’s body part which would be most affected if he lived in a barn which had a lot of dust and urine smell.

41 ©41 Audrey Crosby Behavior Senses Circle how far a horse can smell and hear things feet 2. 1/8 mile 3. ¼ mile 4. ½ mile

42 ©42 Behavior Learning Circle all of the situations where a groom would use “cue” (ask), “response” (answer) and “reinforce” (reward).

43 ©43 Circle the animal below which can see, hear and smell the greatest distance. Behavior Senses

44 ©44 A fan catches on fire – circle the fire extinguisher you should use. Barn Safety RED SILVER

45 ©45 Housing Safety Circle four pictures that represent improved safety for horses and grooms

46 ©46 Housing Checklist Circle four things that are important for your horses. 1. Safe stalls 2. Ventilation (air flow) through stalls 3. Distance to the track kitchen 4. Distance to living quarters 5. Lack of flies, mosquitoes and ants. 6. Clean water

47 ©47 Circle 5 things that a groom must do when in the test barn. Test Barn Procedures 1. Get and ID tag and a water bucket 2. Cool off, walk, and/or bathe your horse 3. Assist officials with getting urine and blood 4. Leave the barn and return 2 hours later 5. Smoke, drink and visit with friends 6. Witness the dividing of the urine and blood 7. Sign your name on the test barn form 8. Swap ID tags from your horse to another horse

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